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There are benefits to joining the Cherry Health platform as a Dental Hygienist! Explore competitive salary opportunities and access a wide range of job openings aligned with your expertise. Cherry Health supports you in finding Dental Hygienist employment opportunities, but also provides invaluable networking opportunities within the healthcare industry.

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Use the Cherry Health Network to Find Dental Hygienist Jobs in Canada! 

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Dental hygienist salary overview 

On average, dental hygienists in Canada earn between $60,000 to $100,000 per year. In Ontario, dental hygienists typically earn salaries that are slightly above the national average, ranging from $65,000 to $110,000 per year, while in British Columbia, dental hygienist salaries are typically between 70,000 to $115,000 per year. The higher cost of living in British Columbia and Ontario may contribute to the higher salaries in this province. In Alberta, dental hygienist salaries tend to be among the highest in the country, with salaries ranging from $75,000 to $120,000 per year.

How to become a dental hygienist in Canada

Embarking on a career in dental hygiene begins with enrolling in an accredited dental hygiene program at a college or university, where over the course of two to three years, students receive thorough training in dental hygiene techniques, oral health assessment, and preventive care. Following this, students delve into practical experience through clinical training in dental clinics or laboratories, an essential step for honing the skills necessary for the profession. The journey culminates with passing the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB) examination and obtaining licensure from the relevant regulatory body, marking the transition from student to professional dental hygienist in Canada.

Connect with other dental hygienists within the Cherry Health network

With the Cherry Health platform, Dental Hygienists have the opportunity to connect with others in the industry, attend networking events and virtual meetups, message employers and future colleagues and stay updated on the dynamic healthcare landscape. Create your free account today to broaden your professional networks and enhance your career in the healthcare sector. Start connecting now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do dental hygienists do?

Dental hygienists are vital professionals in oral healthcare, offering a broad spectrum of treatments that go beyond routine dental cleanings to include advanced procedures like tooth scaling, root planing, and the application of dental sealants. Their expertise extends to performing dental X-rays, administering local anesthesia in jurisdictions that permit it, and conducting thorough oral health screenings to identify early signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Additionally, dental hygienists engage with patients on a personal level, reviewing dental histories, providing tailored oral hygiene instructions, and administering fluoride treatments, all aimed at promoting long-term dental health and preventing future dental issues.

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